Change your button design halfway through.
Most ads spaces last 30 days. Change up your button after two weeks to increase the number of clicks to your site. Plus, it may help you to determine which button design is most effective at gaining clicks. Not getting a lot of clicks from a big blogger you are sponsoring? It may be you, not them. Using a button without a picture? Try switching to a button that includes a picture and see if your clicks improve.
Now I suppose you may want to know how to do this, huh?
Demanding Mandy over here.... well fine....
Let's say I started the month on Mish Lovin' Life with my ice cream picture button and now I want to change it. First I'll find and click that button on my dashboard...
Hit Save Ad at the bottom and voila!
Use the marketplace.
I have no idea why, but I feel like there is the whole nation of blogs out there but I just live in my one state. For example, when I find a blog I have never heard of, with no blogs on the sidebar I have ever heard of, I assume I'm in Vermont or Idaho. Toto, I don't think I'm in Kansas anymore. Where am I? Who are these people? Think of all the new followers I could gain from Vermont!!
That's what the marketplace can do for you, let you travel do new, exotic destinations like Idaho and Vermont. You can filter by category, price and even location.
Plus, they even offer featured listings and those are available for each category. It is a bit pricey ($50 a week) but I have not tried it yet. Has anyone purchased a featured spot? I'd love some feedback on the effectiveness!
Account number one... @passionfruitads
Will answer your questions or help with any issues as fast as Jimmy Johns delivers your sandwich! Freaky fast! Plus they tweet about updates and sometimes even offer discounts on featured marketplace ad spots!
Account Number 2 @passionfruitluv
This account RTs blogger ad sales! 10% off, 20% off, 30% off or more.... find out here which of your favorite bloggers are having sales on their ad spots. Plus, be sure to tag them in your ad sale tweets, and they will retweet!
What is a girl's favorite word? SALE, duh! Beeeeches love sales. If Nordstrom has sales, bloggers should have sales. My friend Helene had a sale about a few weeks ago, and now all her darn ad spots are taken for months since it worked so well! If you offer ad spots, never let them go unsold, have a sale and get some pretty faces on your sidebar. If your add spot costs $20 normally, do a half off sale, $10 is better than no dollars.
I really wish more people would have some fun with Promo code names. Why are we all using FREE, SALE, SUMMER, WINTER, FALL, DISCOUNT..... be funny. Entertain me, will ya?
And because I just love your faces round here on Saturday, here is a discount for anyone who read this post (I'm not tweeting or facebooking or instagraming this) take 50% off ANY AD SPACE with code: BOOB FACE
This will be open for just one week!